Reliance Communications and Bharti Airtel in middle of data tariff wars

Reliance Communications has just announced its new move offering a disruptive data plan which will provide users with unlimited data access at only Rs 999 per month. This move comes right after Airtel said that it will be granting its upcoming 4G services at or below 3G rates, signaling the beginning of a war of sorts among telecom operators ahead of the big 4G boom in India.

India’s number one carrier, Bharti Airtel revealed a plan recently, which offers 10GB of 4G data at Rs 999. This offering is a good 33 percent cheaper than the tariff on the same amount of 3G data – Rs 1499. But Reliance Communications has put absolutely no caps on its new Pro 3 ultra-fast data network plan.

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This tariff has for now been unveiled in Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune only, and it nets users speeds of up to 14.7Mbps at Rs 999 per month. Gurdeep Singh, the chief executive officer of consumer business at Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications said that it will be made available in other key markets like Delhi and Mumbai shortly.

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The company has also made it clear that this is not some sort of a promotional offer, and is a completely new scheme. This way, customers can be sure that there’s no fine print which limits the data usage to some amount. According to what Singh has told The Economic Times, customers can use up over 100GB of data for Rs 999 without any fear of an inflated bill.

After Reliance Communications it’s now the turn of Reliance Jio’s move, even as it’s set to enter the market in a huge way early in 2015.